Viewers sound off about one man wants to stop youth football
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CREATED Oct. 26, 2012
Should schools sack football to keep kids safe? One school district in New England could be getting rid of one of the most popular school sports.
"I suggest we try to stop the game of football in Dover." Retired doctor and school board member Paul Butler is trying to put a block on America's favorite game.
"The literature on head injuries in football is getting increasingly clear that it's is dangerous for our brains." Butler says.
A former football player himself, Butler hopes his proposal will prevent permanent injuries.
But the athletic director in Dover says they have precautions in place to protect players.
"I don't think it's necessary to scrap football at all. I think we have safety nets in place." Wotton says:
Butler's suggestion is not scoring any points with southwest Floridians.
Joshua on Facebook says:
"He is going way too far. I hope they say no to him."
"Don't change the game, change the rules! Next thing to go will be apple pie and puppies.” Bev adds.
Fans in New Hampshire want to see the game stay.
"How far is the nanny state going to go? Are they going to wrap us all in bubble wrap?"
"You can ride a bike and get hurt the same way so are you gonna ban bicycles?"
The football ban proposal will be brought up at the school board meeting in November.